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his policies against mitt romney's and how the president's policies will build out the middle class, and how romney's policies will build out the 1%, but it makes him focus or let's the focus be on what romney has actually done throughout his lifetime. on his taxes we see that he has invested in foreign countries with secret corporations in bermuda, banks in the cayman islands, switzerland -- >> a lot of americans invest in foreign countries. doesn't mean they're less patriotic. >> but it means that mitt romney's policies are not focused on building out the middle class in america. that's where i think it comes down. the contrast between somebody that really understands what it is and what policies need to be put in place for the strength of this country to come from the strength in the middle class and he can also put in there the auto bailout, carol. we all know that mitt romney -- >> i don't know. >> exactly. >> patriotism is personal for me. i have my own personal beliefs, what you think is patriotic but patriotism to me doesn't have anything to do with the economy. >> let me te
delivering key speeches on u.s. foreign policy. ing in fact, mr. romney is about to speak in minutes. governor romney spent yesterday attacking mr. obama for international crises from the killing of americans in libya to the anti-american uprising in much of the muslim world. is this missile test a new talking point? the former chief speechwriter for george w. bush and his defense secretary donald rumsfeld. he joins us from the american enterprise institute in wash where he writes on foreign policy and defense issues. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm good. thank you so much for joining us. this is a chance for mr. romney to look presidential at a time when polls show strong support for mr. obama's foreign policy is slipping. you are a former speechwriter. what does governor romney need to say today? >> well, it is interesting because president obama -- just a few weeks ago president obama was boasting about his foreign policy achievements and mocking mitt romney for how little foreign policy experience he has. it is a difference what a couple of weeks makes. as you
on romney's economic policies he would put in place. why wouldn't mitt romney fluent in economics explain his economic policy? because any sensible answer would cause a firestorm in his party. it's obvious with a deficit of more of 7% of gross domestic product, any solution to our budgetary problems has to involve spending cuts and tax increases. ronald reagan agreed to tax increases when it hit 4%. george w. bush did when it was 3% of gdp. but today's republican party is organized around the proposition that no matter the circumstances, there must never be a tax increase of any kind. the simpson-bowles proposal calls for $1 for every $3 of spending cut bus every republican presidential candidate during the primaries including romney pledge thad he or she would not accept $10 of spending cuts if that meant $1 of tax increases. so romney could present a serious economic plan with numbers that add up and then he would face a revolt within his own party. so his solution has been to be utterly vague about how to deal with the actually deficit. when pressed for details, he said, the devil's in
assistant secretary of state for public affairs and ambassador richard williams, mitt romney's senior foreign policy advisor. welcome to you both. let me start with you, p.j. crowley. what do we do about iran and president ahmadinejad? >> well, this clearly will be one of the most compelling issues that the next president faces, either obama in a second term or romney in a first term. as the president said today, there's still time and space to work this diplomatically. he's put down a very firm position that iran will not have a nuclear weapon. i think governor romney actually agrees with that. >> richard, one of the problems here of course is credibility on all sides, and the reason i say that, i discussed with president clinton earlier the comparisons to iraq. here you have another bad guy in the same kind of region who everyone says has wmd or wants to, in this case, get wmd. it turned out to be not true in the case of saddam hussein. he didn't have any weapons of mass destruction. can the west afford to go into any kind of military conflict with iran, with ahmadinejad, and then d
east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling dn on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all just six weeks out from the election. at the united nations, president obama used the world stage to declare. >> the attacks on the c
. the president is facing a fierce foreign policy attack from romney right now. is this part of the romney campaign reboot we've been hearing a lot about? >> it absolutely is, zoraida. the bumps in the road quote from "60 minutes" have handed the romney campaign an opportunity to talk about something other than his tax returns or that fund-raising video where he yet sized 47% of americans. this has taken over the economy has the main thrust of the romney campaign message. they're hitting obama hard on this. for example, listen to what paul ryan, romney's running mate, had to say about obama's foreign policy yesterday while campaigning in ohio, zoraida. >> i think the president on too many occasions has deferred our foreign policy leadership to the u.n. security council, to the u.n., this means russia and china get to veto what we want to do. why do we want to give them that kind of clout over our national security interests? >> the goal here is to paint president obama as projecting weakness. ryan yesterday compared the situation in the middle east to tehran in 1979. you know, calling to m
with the idea that romney actually has a plan. so he has to show a little more leg in terms of policy than he did at the convention. >> his race from the beginning is, i'm not barack obama, he is. >> how is that working? >> but here's the problem, you act as though his policies are actually popular. the vast majority of americans, the polling shows ryan's pick add medicare at front and center, especially in florida -- he has a problem -- >> i'm not arguing that. >> i don't think he's going to be able to avoid. i think you are going to get some substance. i think you need to get some personality. you need to get some spontaneity. i'm not sure either of these two guys is good at spontaneity. if you can fix spontaneity, you've achieved success in politics. >> here's one good piece of news for romney. whatever's happening in sort of the inside washington game, i saw a poll today, i think it was abc news said, 52% of americans expect obama to win. something like 25%, 30% expect romney to win. with the viewers, may not not -- maybe they won't all be watching. >> skewed polls. >> christie is saying,
foreign policy the best? obama, 49%. romney, 46%. margaret? go ahead. >> absolutely. this is a strong suit for president obama, but we have also seen the numbers soften in the past few weeks, especially since the attacks on our embassy abroad on september 11th. this goes to a point of where is the american leadership? no actionable response that the american ambassador was killed in an embassy abroad. >> i think we have done a lot of things but i think the most interesting thing about yesterday is looking at the two of them, i was there at the clinton global initiative where they spoke a couple hours apart. and i thought romney was terrif terrific. >> we'll play that and then we'll talk about it. >> a lot of americans, including myself, are developed, excuse me, are troubled by developments in the middle east. syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terror attack. iran is moving toward nuclear weapons capability. we somehow feel that we are at the mercy of eve
ad that shows romney looking directly into the camera. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: translation, pay no attention to the man in that hidden camera video. >> the 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government very much -- >> reporter: but for romney when it rains it pours. his two-day under steady showers has a feel of a race against time. a new poll quinnipiac finds romney trailing the president by ten points in ohio, nine points in florida and 12 in pennsylvania. an abc "the washington post" poll may explain why. 54% said they had an unfavorable view of romney's comments on voters who don't pay taxes. romney told cnn he's not worried about the numbers. >> we're taking our message to the people of ohio and across the country. and polls go up and down. but frankly you're going to see the support that i need to become president on election day. >> reporter: but he's facing some strong economic headwinds in ohio where the governor, john casic, touted his state'
policy and it is one that the american people largely agree with. you know, if governor romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. when it comes to our national security cisions, any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> was he calling binyamin netanyahu noise and having copping dialogue on this? >> not at all. the president's record with respect to strong support for israel would be one of his finest accomplishments in office, security and military and intelligence cooperation between the united states and israel under president obama's leadership is actually historic. talk to the people in the southern israeli and how they are now protected by the iron dome, anti-missile system which president obama has been instrumental in helping to pay for, israel's military qualitative edge continues to be extremely strong. we have had the largest joint military exercises between the united states and israel under president obama's leadership and there is more to come. whet
with mr. netanyahu. >> an interesting time to be at the united nations. >>> mitt romney is on the national stage today. he's talking foreign policy at the clinton global initiative. he says foreign aid must be tied to american values. >> to foster work and enter prize price in the middle east and other places, i'll put in place prosperity pacts. it will identify barriers to sbre entrepreneurship in developing nations. they'll receive u.s. assistance packages focusing on developing the institutions of liberty. >> we saw a lighter side of mr. romney. he opened with a joke after former president bill clinton, who backs barack obama, introduced him. >> it's an honor to be here this morning. i appreciate your kind words and that introduction is very touching. if there's one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. [ applause ] >> and mr. romney used part of his speech to push a theme of his campaign, reiterating he would never apologize for america. >>> from politicians to philanthropists, the clinton global i
be rather jaded. but the fact of the matter is what mitt romney is trying to convey is is that his policies will be better. you might like president obama as a person, carol, but his policies haven't worked for the past four years. >> some republicans think that's not such a good strategy. they think that mitt romney should be just as hard on president obama as he has been in the past and the softening of issues only confuses republican voters, especially core voters. >> it's not his job to be outwardly partisan. he's supposed to be the states man. he's the one supposed to be talking about ideas. allow the super pacs to be do that, these outside groups tending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads, let them be the ones who go out and attack barack obama, not mitt romney. so in many ways i think there's a level of frustration with the romney campaign from conservatives that it has not been as effective. the unemployment rate is over 8%. republicans think they should be winning and right now it's neck and neck if not a bit of a lead for president obama. >> of course the presidenti
that and start talking about the policies. the policies are ones where i hope that governor romney is able to point out the things that president obama has said that, if the economy doesn't get better, if jobs don't get better, he doesn't deserve a second term. we still have those issues in ohio and pennsylvania, where although ohio has improved some of its unemployment, we still have concerns about manufacturing, about steel, about health care issues, about energy, which are grave concerns in both of those states. and they have to be addressed by both candidates. >> right. and this memo, by beth myers, senior adviser, highlights some of that which you just said. but she says things like, he's a universally acclaimed public speaker, he has substantial debate experience, he's a uniquely gifted speaker. all speaking about president obama. the memo goes on to say that he's been in eight presidential debates compared to -- which i guess would be five with hillary clinton and three with -- with john mccain. but this, of course, would be the very first debate for -- for governor romney. the cyni
. what mitt romney needs to do is say look, i'm the candidate who's going to deliver more work and better and higher wages through my plan an there are a few things like energy policy and making the case for tax reform. he's made it much, much harder for himself than he should have. >> go ahead. >> it's a little hard for mitt romney to talk about what he is going to do on health care when he said he is going to repeal all of the affordable care act then say i'm going to keep some parts of it. so again, it's sort of like dude, exactly what are you trying to do here? i think the difference between george w. bush, he ran as a compassionate conservative and he had his conservative base locked up. romney's dealing with people whobds we're not really trusting you. if you're the obama campaign, what jim messina should do, he should play the video of alec baldwin and glenn ross saying always be closing. the one thing you cannot understand, a poll's a poll. folks have not cast any ballots, so the obama campaign should stay aggressive. stay absolutely aggressive because if you just sit back a littl
employed all along. >> mitt romney, doing what he can to try to broaden his appeal. in fact, in his latest policy act. he's trying to target that 47% that he alienated a couple weeks ago. remember that whole thing? see, i think he's trying a little too hard. show the new ad. >> and now, a message from mitt romney. >> too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> thank you so much for starting your morning here with us. >> that was good. >>> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. ier deborah feyerick in for randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for starting your day right here with us. we start with a surprising admission from the intelligence community. they are now saying the deadly attack on the consulate was a deliberate and organized assault. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. it a violent end to a spontaneous protest over an anti-muslim film. but an investigation found
barack obama. 43% mitt romney. a ten-point spread in crucial ohio. obama is beating romney, double digits on national security, health care, on taxes, crisis management and overall foreign policy. double digit leads in that poll just released today. one of our go-to guys, peter hamby joins me from washington, one of our political reporters. peter hamby, give it to us bluntly. how bad is this particular poll for mitt romney? >> it is it is very, very bad brooke and one number you mentioned there, obama holds a 25-point lead among women which is a big gender gap we have seen in any poll between the two this cycle. ohio is the linchpin of any white house strategy. romney can still do it, though the needle he's threading becomes very, very thin if he does lose ohio. the question the political people are asking today is this lead actually ten points? or is it closer to what we have seen in previous polls, which is seven, six, five, four perhaps point lead for barack obama. a lot of republicans are criticizing the polls saying the gop is undersampled, democrats are being oversampled. if you tal
of college today can't find a job or a college level job. on both fronts, this president's policies have not worked for the young people of america. >> their first debate happens on wednesday. the romney team is downplaying expectations. romney advisor beth myers distributes this memo explaining why the president is probably going to do better. she says that president obama is one of the most talented political communicateors in modern history. this will be his eighth one-on-one presidential debate and romney's first. the president wil usehis ample rhetoricts attack romney. obama won the debates against john mccain if 2008 by double digits. it is not just the romney team that is trying to lower expectations. check out what obama's senior campaign advisor said recently. >> look, mitt romney, i think, has an advantage because he has been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year. he even bragged that he was declared the winner in 16 of those debates. so i think in that sense having been through this much more recently than president obama, i think he starts with an ad
. what's your policy? >>> a unook at mitt romney, the picture of the republican nominee long before he became a politician that you've probably never seen before. you'll see it right here in "the situation room." ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. and get outstanding deals with the travelocity fall hotel sale. you can save up to 40% on select hotels. so book your hotel now and save up to 40%. hurry, offer ends soon. book now at travelocity. >>> strong words today from the defense secretary leon panetta declaring unequivocally that the deadly attack on the united states ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya was in his words clearly the work of terrorists. >> the reason i think it pretty clearly it was a terrorist attack is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. a
people that we should hear from on foreign policy given all of the missteps that mitt romney has made. but look, wolf, beyond the political nature of this whole inquiry, we need to look at the fact that al qaeda leaders posted a video a day before the attack on september 10th which mr. alvarez wa ri wanted to avhe of one of his deputin libya. he called upon libyans to, you know, try torounrest. so look i thin one of the things we should do right now is to let congress -- members of congress investigate this. they will investigate this. senator kerry along with senator has sent a letter to the administration answering very important questions that i think the american people will want to know. on the short end of this, i doubt very seriously that the administration will try to mislead the american people at a time when as we all know that this administration has been hunting down al qaeda leaders all throughout the middle east and northern africa as well. >> i don't know if you heard, david, mike huckaby suggests this could be worse than watergate. watergate he points out no one was ki
exactly what you said. that the romney campaign was going to make this about ideas, that they were realizing that making this about economic policy, by being really specific and you know, not taking -- by really accepting that voters do want to hear specifics, they do want to hear a plan -- >> okay. we have to take a short break. i want to just tease, really, the secret softy side of mitt romney. could this picture that i'm going to show you and talk about after the break, there it is, it doesn't get more heartwarming than this. i'll explain exactly what he's up to in that picture. that could be to me a game changer. how did i get here? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the
. that the romney campaign was going to make this about ideas, that they were realizing that making this about economic policy, by being really specific and you know, not taking -- by really accepting that voters do want to hear specifics, they do want to hear a plan -- >> okay. we have to take a short break. i want to just tease, really, the secret softy side of mitt romney. could this picture that i'm going to show you and talk about after the break, there it is, it doesn't get more heartwarming than this. i'll explain exactly what he's up to in that picture. that could be to me a game changer. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket s
's your policy? >>> we told you about the ohio poll that spells very bad news for mitt romney. what we haven't yet mentioned is florida. florida. yet another one of these tossup states here, the biggest tossup state of all, florida is also breaking obama. obama, you can see, leading mitt romney nine points, nine points now in florida. this is the poll by new york times, cbs news, quinnipiac university. obama's lead in ohio is by ten points. this is -- this is that very same poll. as we talk about the significance here, let's just view it this way. right now, cnn sees obama very likely to win at least 237 electoral votes come election day. were he to win ohio and florida, that would mean re-election for barack obama without having to win any other tossup states, any of them. he would have 284 electoral votes to win. the magic number is 270. romney and obama, no surprise, both are in the state of ohio today. each spoke within this past half hour. i want to play some sound, this is -- we go with the president first. this is a jab at mitt romney for his controversial statement about 47% of
romney speaking at the clinton global initiative, a, he looked very presidential as he gave this address. b, he talked foreign aid and foreign policy, and i want to get your take on his word. look, we spend a lot of money on foreign aid around this world. are we doing it the right way? he says no. >> are you running a sound bite or do you want me to just talk? >> i want you to react and let me know. that message he gave was so specific. we're throwing money and social services and not doing the investments. >> there's no doubt that the united states can be doing it in a much more effective way. a lot of the foreign aid, and it's really a tiny percentage of the overall u.s. budget, people think that u.s. foreign aid is enormous. if it's 1%, that's a lot. 's not even that much sometimes. it's a relatively small amount of the federal budget every single year, but it's critically important in a lot of developing countries. they need the money. they just need it to be provided in a smarter, more efficient way that will help these folks down the road, and there's some great ideas at the clinto
of the united states, and how my policies will make life better for american families. >> reporter: mitt romney getting a lot of advice right now, just six days away from the first presidential debate. >> unbelievable, first to have three. all right, paul steinhauser, thanks so much. >>> 54 minutes past the hour. a heads up if you're traveling in the northeast. a dreary start weather wise. rob marciano has all of the details for us. good morning. >> good morning, guys. the good news is, it's not only the northeast. so you're not in this alone. >> misery loves company. >> exactly, guys! listen, a little stream of moisture, it's not a whole lot right now, at least east of new york city, pretty dry right now in boston, but west of new york through jersey and the delaware valley, some heavier pulses of rain moving the through there. up the ohio river as well, across the mississippi and into the boot heel of missouri, we're looking at thunderstorms. some of these are dumping a decent amount of rainfall. they will take it in oklahoma, where they could certainly use the rain across western parts of th
put mitt romney in a very difficult position. >> yeah, no doubt the obama campaign will be reminding americans of that each and every day until november 6th. let me turn the page, talk foreign policy because i know you and president clinton, you went there as well. here is more sound. this is his take on iran and its nuclear program. and whether, you know, we should take iran at its word that its nuclear program is not about building nuclear weapons. here it is. >> what they're really saying is, in spite of the fact that we deny the holocaust, we threatened israel and we demonize the united states or we do all this stuff, we want you to trust us. in spite of the fact that we won't cooperate with the international regime set up to avoid an arms race in the middle east and set up to avoid nuclear proliferation, we want you to trust us. so they don't have a tenable position. >> do you trust them? do you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this, i don't. >> his argument is, look, why should america be allowed nuclear weapons, why should israel who never admitted they havethem, why suld t b perm
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